Guidance Counselor, Secondary School Salary

The average pay for a Guidance Counselor, Secondary School is $51,984 per year.

$38,569 - $72,792
$39K
$54K
$73K
MEDIAN: $54,179
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Salary $38,569 - $72,792
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$36,812 - $72,486
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 80

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Job Description for Guidance Counselor, Secondary School

A guidance counselor in a secondary school works with preteen and/or teenage students and gives them emotional support. A secondary school may consist of a middle school or a high school. It is important to enjoy working with other people, since the majority of the job is working with others. The guidance counselor may help students deal with emotional and behavioral problems.

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Guidance Counselor, Secondary School Tasks

  • Maintain student records as required by law, district and administrative regulations
  • Evaluate student abilities, interest and talents to develop academic and career goals
  • Conduct interviews and administer aptitude and interest tests
  • Advise students on college majors, admission requirements, financial aid and technical school options
  • Help students to understand and deal with social, behavioral and personal problems

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Pay by Experience Level for Guidance Counselor, Secondary School

Pay by Experience for a Guidance Counselor, Secondary School has a positive trend. An entry-level Guidance Counselor, Secondary School with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 39 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Guidance Counselor, Secondary School with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Guidance Counselor, Secondary School which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 18 salaries. A Guidance Counselor, Secondary School with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 17 salaries.

Guidance Counselor, Secondary School Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Guidance Counselor, Secondary School?

Guidance Counselor, Secondary School in Phoenix:
"Money Isn't Everything."
This is a career that does not pay very much in dollars, but there are non-quantifiable personal rewards in helping a young person succeed in life. Having said that, I would recommend that you work to move across the salary pay scale ASAP by taking professional growth credits.

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Key Stats for Guidance Counselor, Secondary School

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Guidance Counselor, Secondary School Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 8%
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